Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weekly Agenda 11/30-12/4

MON
Self-Grade and turn in Reading Journal
-15 entries
Create Writing Foldables
Tab-Synthesis Writing
--the rubric and prompt
--generate response
--pass out source packet
---read silently, mark up, agree or disagree
HW Read Prof. Elkins explanation of the synthesis essay and highlight useful information

TUES
Record in foldable tips for writing the essay
-clarifications
-defintions
-examples
Look at student papers
-plot on rubric
-feedback/share
HW Define defend, challenge, qualify. Consider handout: How to Establish the Position of a Source

WED
Synthesis Writing #1
-choose 1 side of the argument

THURS
Synthesis Writing #2
-write from the perspective of the opposing side

FRI
Billy Budd, Sailor by Herman Melville
Intro and historical context
Issue texts and homework expectations
-vocabulary